Why Worship?

Why Worship?

For many atheists and agnostics, the idea of a God who encourages or demands praise and worship (Exodus 8:1, etc.) suggests a selfish and self-centered being. They presume that the divine desire for worship equals the needs of humans, whose … Read the rest

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Our Witness, Our Worship

Our Witness, Our Worship

Like all important endeavors of life, a commitment to evangelism requires that we return to Scripture for instruction. But a Bible verse remains mere words on a page until it sinks deep into the reader’s heart.

Recently, Matthew 28:17, a … Read the rest

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Correction

Correction

There is an error on page 23 of the March-April Spanish Bible Advocate. In the second paragraph, the 2019 GC Convention theme is incorrectly identified as “Obligado por el Amor.” It should be “Motivado por su Amor,” as indicated … Read the rest

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Out of Egypt

Out of Egypt

My name is Ashraf Khalil, but everyone who knows me calls me Ash.

I was born in Cairo, Egypt, in August 1969. My family members were Coptic Orthodox Christians. They worked hard and were well educated. I was the first … Read the rest

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The Unveiled Christ

The Unveiled Christ

The Old Testament is rife with symbols, types, and prophecies that point to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. But as Paul notes in his second letter to the Corinthians, those references often are obscure and less than … Read the rest

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Portrait of a Leader

Portrait of a Leader

“I’ve killed a man, and the thing is known!”

On the heels of that thought, the 40-year-old fled, leaving behind the only life he’d known: the best available education, and probable elevation to leadership of a great nation, escaping instead … Read the rest

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On Mission . . . In Sierra Leone

On Mission . . . In Sierra Leone

Here, IMC Secretary John Klassek interviews evangelists Victor Bangura and Manasseh Boima. Victor Bangura is secretary general of CoG7 in Sierra Leone. Manasseh Boima pastors the Church in Grafton, a region within the capital of Freetown. Their radio programs in Read the rest

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How to Clarify Your Calling

How to Clarify Your Calling

Growing up, we have grand dreams of adulthood — a vision of filling our days with things that bring us joy and fulfillment while allowing us to make a difference. Embracing a calling.

And then comes the shock of some … Read the rest

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Transformation

Transformation

With the Great Commission, Jesus includes us in His mission to rescue a lost world. However, He can’t use us to rescue others if we’re in need of rescue ourselves. In our day-to-day lives, we often fail to see our … Read the rest

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Goin’ ta Jesus

Goin’ ta Jesus

Bubbles. That’s just what we need here, I thought. A friend’s husband and daughter had come over to pick up some furniture. They were expected; three-year-old Alianna was not. When she was introduced to me, she pirouetted, revealing the flair … Read the rest

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